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Postby inspiresuccess » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:25 pm

canyonsky, I like your name! What's a serial specialist?
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Postby canyonsky » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:50 pm

Hi Inspire,

According to Refuse to Choose, a Serial Specialist likes to have fun at what they're doing and keep changing directions once they got the hang of it. I was lucky enough to have a boss who knew how to use me at my 20's, so I did all kinds of things, i.e. marketing, copy writing, objective management, foreign investment evaluation, human resources, accounting auditing, translating a book, giving training, etc. under the hat of Business Analyst. Later on I became a computer programmer and am good at data analysis as well as data entry (visual) systems design. Now I'm writing a book. :)
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Re: New Users post here first

Postby inspiresuccess » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:48 am

canyonsky wrote:Hi Inspire,

According to Refuse to Choose, a Serial Specialist likes to have fun at what they're doing and keep changing directions once they got the hang of it. I was lucky enough to have a boss who knew how to use me at my 20's, so I did all kinds of things, i.e. marketing, copy writing, objective management, foreign investment evaluation, human resources, accounting auditing, translating a book, giving training, etc. under the hat of Business Analyst. Later on I became a computer programmer and am good at data analysis as well as data entry (visual) systems design. Now I'm writing a book. :)


Cool! What's your book about?
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Postby JennKenn » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:46 pm

Hello Everyone!! My name is Jennifer, and I'm new here to Barbara's boards.

I picked up the book Refuse to Choose and could not put it down! I was so excited to learn about Scanners..I kinda new that I was scanner, but never had the terminology. Although, I knew I loved a lot of different things, I always tried to force myself to find that one thing I'm here to do. I was so relieved to know that I didn't have to. So much pressure lifted from my shoulders!

I've already started my idea book and have shared it with my partner. Now, I'm looking figure out what project I want to take on as my Best Work!! :)

Looking forward to diving into the boards.

Thank you!
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Postby BKJackson1 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:13 am

Hello All,

I can't remember exactly what info search first clued me in to "Refuse To Choose" but I just finished reading it and I knew it was going to be a good book for me when I was using my Kindle highlighter in the Table of Contents to highlight "Chapter 6: I Won't Do Anything If I Can't Do Everything". LOL!!!!!! I've already been recommending it to friends.

I'm 51 and have always been interested in lots of things--lots of time consuming things. I've never had a job that knocked my socks off--have worked variously in HR as compensation & benefits representative, compensation analyst (good for the data geek in me but quickly grew boring) and most of my many working years as an Admin Assistant of various stripes. But none of them satisfy and there has got to be more. So yes, I want to use my scanner abilities for hobbies, but I want it to work for career too, since that is what unfortunately takes up most of the waking hours of my life.

I found bits of myself in all the scanner types but seemed to most closely resonate with Sybil. The only scanner trait I don't feel suits is the idea that I learn fast. I'm not slow by any means but don't view myself as a fast learner--I wish that was the case--I could have accomplished more in less time were that so!

My 2 passions are keeping myself & others mobile to the end of life and 19th century American history, especially Arizona history. If I could craft my dream job, it would be working as a hybrid: half-time physical therapist and half-time Robert Utley (Mr. Utley has had a long wonderful career researching & writing books on the American West as well as working as an archivist and Park Ranger. Dream life!). It's within my means to pick a historical project and work on it, but the enormous costs of going to school for physical therapy are insurmountable. I am looking into training for Certified Personal Trainer but there are limitations with that choice. At some point, I want to do an idea party to brainstorm this dilemma.

Aside from love of exercise and history, I have several fiction and non-fiction books I want to write, I want to read nearly all the U.S. presidential biographies, do blacksmithing, leather work, wood working, learn to play the banjo, master painting (acrylic, oil, & watercolor) and drawing of human figures, landscapes, and animals. Plus a list of smaller "I wannas" besides.

Now if I could just figure out how to get more than 24 hours in a day... 8-)
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Re: New Users post here first

Postby Elaine Glimme » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:01 am

HI, JennKenn and BKJackson, welcome.

Enjoy the Boards.

Jenn, your post has so much energy. I can't wait to hear about your projects. ps - no pressure - just have fun with whatever you decide to dive into. (yes, I like to put prepositions at the end of sentences.)

BKJackson, what you wrote about - writing, exercising, physical therapy, keeping active - there are several of us very interested in these things.

Happy scanning!
Elaine Glimme - author - "Temporary Address" and "The Molly Chronicles"
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Re: New Users post here first

Postby inspiresuccess » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:05 pm

Hi New Guys. Let us know what specific types of support and help we can give you. Elaine and I (and sometimes others here) love brainstorming for ideas.

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Re: New Users post here first

Postby diydoug » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:38 pm

Hi everyone!

I've been in about five (lost count) informal success teams (or Wishcraft groups, as I called them) over the years. Life moves on (I'm 58) and new situations and interests arise.

I'll post in another area on these boards about my current situation.

Thank you for having this board for us!

Doug
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Re: New Users post here first

Postby inspiresuccess » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:44 pm

Welcome, Doug. Let us know how we can support you. Inspire Success
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